The Next Generation Episode Guide

Season One
Encounter at Farpoint Rating: 3 – Watch
The Naked Now Rating: 1 – Skip
Code of Honor Rating: 1 – Skip
The Last Outpost Rating: 2 – Skippable
Where No One Has Gone Before Rating: 2 – Skippable
Lonely Among Us Rating: 2 – Skippable
Justice Rating: 1 – Skip
The Battle Rating: 2 – Skippable
Hide and Q Rating: 2 – Skippable
Haven Rating: 1 – Skip
The Big Goodbye Rating: 2 – Skippable
Datalore Rating: 2 – Skippable
Angel One Rating: 1 – Skip
11001001 Rating: 2 – Skippable
Too Short a Season Rating: 2 – Skippable
When the Bough Breaks Rating: 2 – Skippable
Home Soil Rating: 2 – Skippable
Coming of Age Rating: 3 – Watch
Heart of Glory Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Arsenal of Freedom Rating: 3 – Watch
Symbiosis Rating: 3 – Watch
Skin of Evil Rating: 2 – Watch for continuity
We’ll Always Have Paris Rating: 2 – Skippable
Conspiracy Rating: 4 – Watch
The Neutral Zone Rating: 3 – Watch

Season Two
The Child Rating: 2 – Watch: new characters are introduced
Where Silence Has Lease Rating: 2 – Skippable
Elementary, Dear Data Rating: 3 – Watch
The Outrageous Okona Rating: 1 – Skip
Loud as a Whisper Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Schizoid Man Rating: 2 – Skippable
Unnatural Selection Rating: 2 – Skippable
A Matter of Honor Rating: 4 – Watch
The Measure of a Man Rating: 3 – Watch
The Dauphin Rating: 1 – Skip
Contagion Rating: 4 – Watch
The Royale Rating: 2 – Skippable
Time Squared Rating: 3 – Watch
The Icarus Factor Rating: 2 – Skippable
Pen Pals Rating: 3 – Watch
Q Who Rating: 4 – Watch
Samaritan Snare Rating: 2 – Skippable
Up the Long Ladder Rating: 2 – Skippable
Manhunt Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Emissary Rating: 2 – Watch for continuity
Peak Performance Rating: 4 – Watch
Shades of Gray Rating: 0 – Skip

Season Three
Evolution Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Ensigns of Command Rating: 3 – Watch
The Survivors Rating: 2 – Skippable
Who Watches the Watchers Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Bonding Rating: 4 – Watch
Booby Trap Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Enemy Rating: 3 – Watch
The Price Rating: 1 – Skip
The Vengeance Factor Rating: 3 – Watch
The Defector Rating: 5 – Watch
The Hunted Rating: 3 – Watch
The High Ground Rating: 3 – Watch
Deja Q Rating: 3 – Watch

A Matter of Perspective Rating: 3 – Watch
Yesterday’s Enterprise Rating: 5 – Watch
The Offspring Rating: 2 – Skippable
Sins of the Father Rating: 4 – Watch
Allegiance Rating: 3 – Watch
Captain’s Holiday Rating: 3 – Watch
Tin Man Rating: 2 – Skippable
Hollow Pursuits Rating: 2 – Watch: new character introduced
The Most Toys Rating: 3 – Watch
Sarek Rating: 2 – Skippable
Menage a Troi Rating: 1 – Skip
Transfigurations Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Best of Both Worlds Rating: 5 – Watch

Season Four
The Best of Both Worlds, Part II Rating: 4 – Watch
Family Rating: 3 – Watch
Brothers Rating: 3 – Watch
Suddenly Human Rating: 2 – Skip
Remember Me Rating: 3 – Watch
Legacy Rating: 2 – Skippable
Reunion Rating: 4 – Watch
Future Imperfect Rating: 3 – Watch
Final Mission Rating: 2 – Watch for continuity
The Loss Rating: 1 – Skip
Data’s Day Rating: 3 – Watch
The Wounded Rating: 3 – Watch
Devil’s Due Rating: 3 – Watch
Clues Rating: 3 – Watch
First Contact Rating: 3 – Watch
Galaxy’s Child Rating: 2 – Skippable
Night Terrors Rating: 2 – Skippable
Identity Crisis Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Nth Degree Rating: 2 – Skippable
Qpid Rating: 3 – Watch
The Drumhead Rating: 3 – Watch
Half A Life Rating: 3 – Watch
The Host Rating: 2 – Skippable
The Mind’s Eye Rating: 3 – Watch
In Theory Rating: 3 – Watch
Redemption, Part I Rating: 3 – Watch

Season Five
Redemption, Part II Rating: 4 – Watch
Darmok: 3 – Watch
Ensign Ro: 4 – Watch
Silicon Avatar: 2 – Skippable
Disaster: 3 – Watch
The Game: 3 – Watch
Unification I: 4 – Watch
Unification II: 3 – Watch
A Matter of Time: 4 – Watch
New Ground: 2 – Skippable
Hero Worship: 3 – Watch
Violations: 1 – Skip
The Masterpiece Society: 2 – Skippable
Conundrum: 4 – Watch
Power Play: 3 – Watch
Ethics: 3 – Watch
The Outcast: 2 – Skippable
Cause and Effect: 3 – Watch
The First Duty: 2 – Watch for continuity
Cost of Living: 1 – Skip
The Perfect Mate: 2 – Skippable
Imaginary Friend: 2 – Skippable
I Borg: 3 – Watch
The Next Phase: 3 – Watch
The Inner Light: 4 – Watch
Time’s Arrow, Part I: 4 – Watch

Season Six
Time’s Arrow, Part II: 4 – Watch
Realm of Fear: 3 – Watch

Man of the People: 2 – Skippable
Relics: 5 – Watch
Schisms: 3 – Watch
True Q: 2 – Skippable
Rascals: 1 – Skip
A Fistful of Datas: 2 – Skippable
The Quality of Life: 2 – Skippable
Chain of Command, Part 1: 4 – Watch
Chain of Command, Part 1: 5 – Watch
Ship in a Bottle: 2 – Skippable
Aquiel: 2 – Skippable
Faces of the Enemy: 3 – Watch
Tapestry: 4 – Watch
Birthright, Part I: 2 – Watch for continuity
Birthright, Part II: 3 – Watch
Starship Mine: 3 – Watch
Lessons: 2 – Skippable
The Chase: 3 – Watch
Frame of Mind: 2 – Skippable
Suspicions: 2 – Skippable
Rightful Heir: 2 – Skippable
Second Chances: 2 – Skippable
Timescape: 4 – Watch
Descent, Part I: 2 – Watch for continuity

Season Seven
Descent, Part II: 2 – Watch for continuity
Liaisons: 2 – Skippable
Interface: 2 – Skippable
Gambit, Part I: 3 – Watch
Gambit, Part II: 3 – Watch
Phantasms: 3 – Watch
Dark Page: 2 – Skippable
Attached: 2 – Watch for continuity
Force of Nature: 2 – Skippable
Inheritance: 2 – Skippable
Parallels: 3 – Watch
The Pegasus: 4 – Watch
Homeward: 3 – Watch
Sub Rosa: 1 – Skip
Lower Decks: 4 – Watch
Thine Own Self: 4 – Watch
Masks: 1 – Skip
Eye of the Beholder: 2 – Skippable
Genesis: 3 – Watch
Journey’s End: 1 – Watch for continuity? Ugh its lame tho
Firstborn: 2 – Skippable
Bloodlines: 2 – Skippable
Emergence: 2 – Skippable
Preemptive Strike: 3 – Watch
All Good Things…: 5 – Watch

  • Wes

    No more TNG seasons? I would submit that after the Borg, the show jumped the shark a little, but still there are some gems in seasons 4-7.

    • http://www.letswatchstartrek.com/ Lets Watch Star Trek

      We’re still making our way through the series, and we plan on going all the way to the end. We’re trying to make some posts summarizing our thoughts on season 3, but after that we plan on getting back on track with posting a new episode review each week for TNG

      • Wes

        Awesome! I must say that so far for the most part, I agree with your individual episode ratings. I’ll frequently just pop on an individual episode of a season I like instead of just letting Netflix auto-run through the episodes. I often find that the episodes I pick are the ones you have rated the highest. I usually only watch TNG and TOS however.

      • Jagen

        What’s happening with the other episodes?

      • Picard24

        What happened?

      • Cosmic_Bard

        Been waiting two years, let’s hurry the fuck up with this

  • Zach

    Love this! Hope you can continue the TNG section.

    • Lombas

      Yeah, you guys are great. Helped me save a lot of time.

  • Tom

    Are you going to update this page with later seasons?

  • L

    please do later seasons 🙁 thanks for all so far! 🙂

    • Kaweebo

      What this guy said.

  • Perry

    It’s great to see more updates! Thanks

    • Malachi Ward

      Thanks Perry, it’s good to be back!

  • Elin Saldivar

    Continue with TNG ratings

  • David Tocher

    Thanks for this! It has helped greatly in introducing me to Star Trek.

  • Cosmic_Bard

    Wait, what?

    Where the fuck is the rest of this?

  • David Tocher

    Star Trek: TNG in 40 Hours. For those who want another person’s advice on what episodes to watch in seasons 5 to 7. Enjoy.
    https://medium.com/maxistentialism-blog/star-trek-the-next-generation-in-40-hours-c4a6762cbd3#.bgsc9pteu

  • Solar Sully

    This has made me actually try to watch TNG. I was a lemongrab die hard TOS fan that was dying for more Star Trek. Before discovering this, I always became too fatigued after a Wesley or Riker scene that makes me cringe until I screamed and eventually turned it off. This guide/review list has been my anti rejection agent! Thank you may we have some more!?!?

  • Matthew Serban

    Why does this stop at season 4?!?!?!!?

  • Hisham Jalal

    Admin of this site is so lazy. Just shut down the site if you don’t wanna put any effort into it.

  • John smith

    Yay, all seasons are up!! And just as I finished season 2 for the first time too!

  • Guest

    Thanks for finishing it! I’m rewatching the show with my family, and this guide has served us well through season 1 and 2!